Vegan Red Velvet Cake

Joan Hunt


This is my Husbands Birthday cake.

He wanted a cake that was healthy so I decided to do a whole wheat red velvet cake and use beets to color it red instead of a lot of red food coloring.

I did a three tier present cake using a silicone pan from kitchen aid. made a good Birthday cake.

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1 can(s)
applesauce, unsweetened
2 Tbsp
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
braggs apple cider vinegar
1 c
whole wheat flour
1/2 c
unbleached white flour
1/2 c
cocoa powder
1 c
1 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp


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1drain beets reserving liquid. Put beets into the food processor with 1/4 cup of reserved beet juice and puree until smooth. set aside.

2Preheat oven to 325 degrees. oil your cake pan with coconut oil and set aside.

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3put the pureed beets into a 2 cup measuring cup and add as much applesauce as needed to make 2 cups. Add the 2 Tablespoons of water, vanilla extract, and apple cider to the beets and mix well.

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4In another bowl mix the dry ingredients together; then add the beet mixture and stir until well-combined.

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5Bake for 35-60 minutes, depending on the size of pan you use. Test by inserting a toothpick into the center; it's done when the toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before icing your cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Hashtags: #red, #Vegan, #velvet, #Beet